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New Multifamily Buildings (Washington)

Energy Trust has incentives for energy-efficient projects in your new multifamily building. Energy-saving equipment may reduce operating costs, increase property value and create a more comfortable environment for tenants. You’ll make your property more appealing to prospective renters and set your building apart in a competitive market. Want to get comfortable with savings? Bring us in.

Incentives are available for commercial firm and interruptible sales customers served on rate schedules 1, 3, 41 and 42.

Project Examples

New Multifamily Buildings (Washington)

Apartment Building

Project Type:  Tank Water Heaters
Project Cost: $37,000
Incentive: $4,000
Annual Savings: 3,500 therms

  1. Check your eligibility.

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    Energy Trust provides cash incentives to businesses for energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects. To qualify, you must:

    • Have a commercial, industrial or institutional facility project site in Washington served by
      NW Natural. Washington customers are eligible for gas incentives only. Additional requirements may apply.
  2. Find a trade ally contractor.

    We can help you get started.

  3. Install equipment that meets the requirements listed in the Washington New Buildings Cash Incentives Brochure.

  4. Submit documentation.

  5. Get your incentive.

    Note: A post-installation verification may apply.

Equipment Incentive
Condensing Furnace $1.50–$3/kBtu/h input capacity
New Rooftop Unit (RTU) with Demand Control Ventilation (DCV) $29/ton
Commercial Tank Water Heater $3.25/kBtu/h input
Tankless Water Heater < 200 kBtuh/h $300 each
Tankless Water Heater/Boiler ≥ 200 kBtu/h $2.25/kBtu/h each
Commercial Condensing HVAC Boiler $0.02/sq ft
Showerhead/Showerwand* $7 each
Bathroom Faucet Aerator $3 each
Kitchen Faucet Aerator $5 each
Clothes Washer, Common Areas $65 each
Clothes Washer, In-Unit $30 each
Gas-fired Automatic Conveyor Broiler $2,015–$2,925 each
Gas Convection Oven $315 each
Gas Combination Oven $750 each
Gas Rack Oven $2,500–$5,000 each
Gas Fryer $1,000/vat
Gas Steam Cooker $1,850 each
Dishwashers $195–$900 each

*Showerheads and showerwands purchased at retail stores currently participating in Energy Trust’s retail buydown are not eligible.

Projects that feature non-custom equipment with simple installation may be eligible for standard incentives. Eligible participants can receive up to $75,000 per site, per year for qualifying projects. It’s easy to qualify for standard incentives, get more details in the Washington New Buildings Cash Incentives Brochure.

Ready to apply for standard incentives? Download general project forms. If you need guidance, just ask your trade ally contractor for assistance.

Custom Incentives

Energy Trust offers custom incentives for larger, more complex projects. Learn more about custom incentives >

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

Need Help? Contact Us.

1.866.605.1676

existingbuildings@energytrust.org